05-24-2014 8:47 pm
This week the Milwaukee 2426 oscillating toolfound its way onto my workbench. It is one of the first cordlessoscillating tools ever made, and a best seller. Let's take a lookhow the 2426 measures up today.
The Milwaukee 2426 Cordless Oscillating Tool
The 2426 is a no-thrills professional grade oscillating toolfrom Milwaukee. First introduced several years ago, it is behindthe times in terms of power and features. T
|Cordless Oscillating Tool Guide|
Cordless oscillating tools have been introduced in 2012/13. They excel at making flush and plunge cuts in all materials.
Keyless Blade Changes:
Blade changes are a frequent operation when using a multi-tool. A keyless chuck allows the user to change blades with the use of a key or wrench.
A universal adapter allows attachments from competing manufacturers to be mounted on the multi-tool.
The cordless oscillating tool market is still in it's infancy. There are few models to choose from at this time. If you already have other battery operated power tools, purchasing a multi-tool that takes the same batteries is a good choice.
The 12V models are significantly smaller than the 18V models making them more agile around the job site. If you only have a few cuts to make, the 12V tools provide enough performance. The 18V tools are a better choice, if you use your multi-tool for more than 10 minutes every hour.